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The World"s major languages

The World"s major languages

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Published by Croom Helm in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Language and languages.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and index.

    Statementedited by Bernard Comrie.
    ContributionsComrie, Bernard, 1947-
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 1025 p. :
    Number of Pages1025
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16610252M
    ISBN 100709934238

    Languages Spoken in Each Country of the World The table below lists the official language of each country as well as other languages spoken. In selected countries, the percent of the population that speaks each language is also given. facts about the world's languages: an encyclopedia of the worlds major languages past and present download book for $ (free for members) Author: Rubino, Carl.

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This book consists of 50 essays. about 50 major languages and language groups, examining their history, phonology, morphology, syntax and grammer. Most readers would probably find this dull, at least once they got beyond languages that they speak. For real language mavens, however, this is as much fun as a box of candy, and will last lots /5(12).

The World's Major Languages features over 50 of the world's languages and language families. This revised edition includes updated bibliographies for each chapter and up-to-date census figures.

The featured languages have been chosen based on the number of The Worlds major languages book, their role as official languages and their cultural and historical importance/5(6). The World's Major Languages Edited by Bernard Comrie.

Ranging from English, French, Spanish, and Russian, to Pashto, Tagalog, and Swahili, this comprehensive reference work provides the first detailed guide to the world's forty major languages.

With a general introduction on languages and language families, and authoritative entries written by. The World's Major Languages book. Read 11 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. From English, French, Spanish and Russian to Pashto, Ta /5.

The World's Major Languages features over 50 of the world's languages and language families. This revised edition includes updated bibliographies for each chapter and up-to-date census figures.

The featured languages have been chosen based on the number of speakers, their role as official languages and their cultural and historical importance.

Detailed guide to the world's forty major languages with full historical, sociological, and linguistic information. From English, French, Spanish and Russian to Pashto, Tagalog, and Swahili, this is the first comprehensive reference work to provide detailed information about the world's forty major languages.

From English, French, Spanish and Russian to Pashto, Tagalog, and Swahili, this is the first comprehensive reference work to provide detailed information about the world's forty major languages.

Writen by acknowledged specialists in the field, the volume begins with a general introduction to language and language families, followed by language-family sections that provide an informative essay 5/5(1).

Get this from a library. The World's major languages. [Bernard Comrie;] -- This book describes the most interesting features of over 50 of the world's major languages and language groups.

From English, French, Spanish and Russian to Pashto, Tagalog, and Swahili, this is the first comprehensive reference work to provide detailed information about the world's forty major languages.

Written by acknowledged specialists in the field, the 5/5(1). Ranging from English, French, Spanish, and Russian, to Pashto, Tagalog, and Swahili, this comprehensive reference work provides the first detailed guide to the world's forty major languages. With a general introduction on languages and language families, and authoritative entries written by acknowledged specialists, this is an indispensable resource for anyone seeking a fuller appreciation of Pages:   Buy The World's Major Languages 2 by Comrie, Bernard (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(5). Buy a cheap copy of The World's Major Languages book. From English, French, Spanish and Russian to Pashto, Tagalog, and Swahili, this is the first comprehensive reference work to provide detailed information about the Free shipping over $ * Covers historical development, grammar, sound system, writing system and sociological factors of the world's major languages and language families * Comprehensive index of languages for ease of access * Written by internationally recognized specialists in each language * Includes an introductory survey `This plus page reference work would.

`Compendium of the World's Languages benefits from the frequent use it makes of appropriate historical material, which gives many obscure languages a place in time and space. One might buy the book for the information it contains, but it gives much pleasure also.' - Times Literary Supplement `Turning over the pages is like turning a kaleidoscope.

As the title reads, the book discusses the world's major languages in order by their origin groups (e.g. Teutonic/Germanic, Romance, Slavic, etc) and Comrie in my opinion is the best author when it comes to distinguishing languages. At 1, pages, this book gives an extensive history and study of most of the major languages/5(12).

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The following table contains the top languages by estimated number of native speakers in the edition of the Swedish encyclopedia census methods in different countries vary to a considerable extent, and given that some countries do not record language in their censuses, any list of languages by native speakers, or total speakers, is effectively based on estimates.

The featured languages have been chosen based on the number of speakers, their role as official languages and their cultural and historical importance. Each language is looked at in depth, and the chapters provide information on both grammatical features and on salient features of the language's history and cultural : $.

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The World's Major Languages Paperback – 22 June by Bernard Comrie (Editor) out of 5 stars 5 ratings. ISBN ISBN Edition: Reprint. See all 10 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price New from Used from /5(5). The World's Major Languages by Bernard Comrie,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5().